Adaptation to University in Ukraine
Going to a new country to can be exciting. A new future and new opportunities await you. However, there must be a lot of questions as well. Different questions, not only about education but also about life abroad, expenses and experiences will be there in your mind.
The environment will be multicultural, with students coming from all over the world. You will be exposed to quite a lot of diversity and different minds, which will help you in the long run.
The process of adapting to a new environment and life is not easy for every students. Living and studying in Ukraine an a foreign student, require students to learn how to interact with multicultural students community and co-exist with Ukrainian culture. This should be looked at as a great opportunity to enrich their own culture and generate the understanding of other nations and their cultures.
It’s understandable that the vast majority of people would prefer to interact with representatives of their culture. Furthermore, such attitude might initiate a state of voluntary isolation from the surrounding community and constant cultural clashes, ultimately leading to failure in adaption to the local community in Ukraine and the foreign student community.
Surely emotional instability will be an expected result, and honestly unless the student learns how to expand their horizon, it will not go away but build up. And it is very important to approach this cultural experience opportunity with ease and opened mind so not to turn it into a handicap.
Studying and living away from home and their country gives students large portion of freedom that might seem unlimited sometimes, it is important to understand that with such freedom larger responsibilities should emerge. It is clear that foreign students who arrive to study in Ukraine from higher controlled environment struggle more with the new concept of unlimited freedom than their peers from less controlled environments.
Sudden freedom also puts the student face to face with their lack of self-discipline, and latterly forces them to learn the necessary skills to develop and become more self-reliant and well organized, so as to balance their academic as well as social life in Ukraine, and no better time to start than their first year in Ukraine.